Category Archives: Northern Ireland news

British Council research shows lack of jobs, precarity and low pay are the biggest concerns for young people in Northern Ireland

More than half surveyed say that lack of jobs and low pay are great challenges to young people Study confirms growing lack of trust in government but appetite for political and social engagement and participation January 8th: Unite the union … Continue reading

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Those responsible for savage assault of Translink Glider workers must face full weight of the law

Unite calls on public to come forward to help identify those involved in attack on Glider workers Attack latest example of Translink employees being on the receiving end of verbal and physical assaults December 28th: Davy Thompson, Unite Regional Coordinating … Continue reading

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Departmental spending of additional health transformation funds on internal recruitment is leading to longer in-patient waits

Waiting times across the board in Northern Ireland’s Health & Social Care Service are being increased further by focus on internal recruitment Unite has challenged Department of Health to prioritise transformation funding on external recruitment to address acute staffing pressures … Continue reading

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Department of Education review on school bus transport threatens child safety, parental choice and low-income households

Unite launches online petition challenging ‘sham consultation’ that fails to consider alternative options including increased funding for education services December 17th: Unite Regional Officer, Gareth Scott, announced the launch of his union’s online petition opposing the current ‘Review of Home … Continue reading

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Unite to launch ‘Give us the goss on your boss’ survey of hospitality sector workers

Hospitality workers will be conducting survey by means street stalls, canvassing workplaces and online website Union hopes that survey will ‘lift the lid’ on rampant sexual harassment and youth work exploitation December 10th: Unite the union hospitality organiser Neil Moore, … Continue reading

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